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    Science SCOPE and SEQUENCE 
     

     
    1st Grading Period
     
    Into to Science
    - safety and tools (taught throughout the year)
    - set up science journal
     
    Weather
    - measure, record, and compare day-to-day weather changes (air temperature, wind, precipitation)
     
    Space
    - describe and illustrate the Sun
    - Sun, Earth, and Moon system models
    - Identify planets in the Solar System and their position in relation to the Sun
     
     
     
    2nd Grading Period
     
    Matter: Properties and Change
    - measure, test, and record physical properties of matter
    - describe and classify solids, liquids, and gases
    - changes in states of matter
     
    Matter: Mixtures
    - explore and recognize mixtures created when two or more materials are combined
     
    Energy Sources
    - identify and discuss how different forms of energy are important to everyday life
    - thermal/heat energy, light energy, sound energy, mechanical energy
     
     
     
     
    3rd Grading Period
     
    Exploring Forces
    - demonstrate and observe how position and motion is changed by pushing and pulling
    - magnetism and gravity acting on objects
     
    Rapid Changes to Earth's Surface
    - earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, landslides
     
    Organisms: Structures and Functions
    - explore plant and animal structures and functions to survive in environment
     
    Organisms: Life Cycles
    - investigate and compare life cycle changes such as frog, beetles, plants
     
     
     
     
    4th Grading Period
     
    Environments:  Characteristics, Flow of Energy, and Changes
    - physical characteristics and how they support populations and communities
    - effects of changes to the environment
    - food chains and how changes affect the ecosystem
     
    Formation of Soil
    - formed by weathering of rock and decomposition of organic matter
    - review characteristics - texture, color, particle size
     
    Natural Resources
    - characteristics and uses of resources
    - conservation of resources